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01/04/2010 06:19 AM ID: 82309 Permalink   

Eminem Top Selling Artist in the US Over the Last Decade


United States: Marshall Bruce Mathers III, aka Eminem, has easily topped album sales over the last decade with 32.2 million units sold. The Beatles claimed second place with sales of 29.9 million.

Country artists were well-represented in the top ten with Tim McGraw finishing third, having sold 24.6 million albums. Toby Keith was just behind on 24.4 million, and Kenny Chesney sold 21.96 million to finish in sixth place.

Britney Spears finished fifth on 22.9 million and Linkin Park sold 21.4 million to finish seventh. Nelly, Creed, and Jay-Z rounded out the top ten with sales of between 20.3 and 21.2 million albums.

    WebReporter: ixuzus Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
  For those of you  
keen to tell me that the decade still has a year to run, I already know! Tell the author of the source, not me.
  by: ixuzus     01/04/2010 06:20 AM     
I won´t tell you, but I do find it fascinating that even with the time he took off and all the rumors that many started he still has managed to be above let alone near the Beatles who are a powerhouse all these years later. I wonder if you would have told the 4 of them when they first came to America that the girls here would go crazy for them and the boys want to be them, they would have laughed, but to tell them they would still be the greatest band ever I think they would have thought the person telling them was intoxicated.
  by: TaraB     01/04/2010 06:41 AM     
"but to tell [the Beatles] they would still be the greatest band ever"

Best selling perhaps. Greatest band? Nein. There is no such thing.
  by: caution2     01/04/2010 07:15 AM     
I think they´re doing what I know as "0 based indexing" starting with 2000, so its been 10 years since then.
  by: Stiks   01/04/2010 07:42 AM     
0 based indexing has been the bane of many a programmer - myself included.
  by: ixuzus     01/04/2010 08:00 AM     
  Difference being  
In another 10 years the Beatles album will still be selling and Mathers and Britney will be starring in "I was a teenage PoP Queen" and "Where are they now" episodes on MTV
  by: monstrddg   01/04/2010 07:21 PM     
Where do you think I get it from? :-p
  by: Stiks   01/05/2010 02:20 AM     
  Eminem Top Selling Artist  
Only one question:

  by: Lurker     01/05/2010 02:59 AM     
Thank you for pointing that out. I should have said the greatest selling band or one of the bands with a longevity in both record sales and having younger generations listen and often like their music.
  by: TaraB     01/06/2010 01:05 AM     
  @monstrddg @Lurker  
@monstrddg That is an excellent point.

@Lurker, you are right. That should be included with the world´s greatest mysteries.
  by: John E Angel     01/06/2010 03:23 AM     
  @John E Angel  
I´d rather listen to a hundred cats having their tails stomped than to listen to M&M.
  by: Lurker     01/06/2010 03:57 AM     
I don´t like rap, but Eminem does catch my interest. Even though there are only 2 or 3 songs per cd that I actually like, it´s the variety of rap that he produces that catches the attention of the customer.

I also hate country. But there are some songs that artists produce that are undeniably good! I like Rock & Metal, but there is also a lot of crap music in that category.

Come on now! I know everyone has songs they like, but are not willing to admit it.
  by: slayer06   01/06/2010 07:42 PM     
  Rap aside  
A Great Artists knows how far he should/could push the boundaries of what is considered offensive and still make himself marketable.(Lets not forget MADONNA in the 80´s 90´s and Maryln Manson) He has been provocative, hated then able to reinvent himself,and be loved for his imperfections, and humanity so I guess he´s a success. Put him with the other greats. An artist shouldn´t be invalidated because his art is so commercialized its far gone from its real roots, like rap is.
  by: OrIgInAl_ThOuGhT   01/07/2010 01:14 AM     
  He deserves it  
Love him or hate him, there are few artists who have produced a more interesting body of work in mainstream music during that span. Notice the qualifier "mainstream," however.
  by: Ben_Reilly     01/07/2010 02:30 AM     
okay, I admit my eyes get all puffy when I hear "We´ve Only Just Begun" by the Carpenters.
  by: John E Angel     01/07/2010 10:06 PM     
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